A national provider of IT infrastructure is staging an event in the Sheffield City Region to show businesses how best to get the most out of data.

‘Big Data: Intelligence and Infrastructure’ is being organised by the Onyx Group, in partnership with fellow South Yorkshire company PointSolutions.

The event will take place on September 9, between 9am to 12pm, at Onyx’s data centre in Rotherham and will include a tour of the state-of-the art facility, an open forum to discuss business needs and a networking lunch.

Its aim is to address the subject of Big Data and Business Intelligence, putting the power to exploit the vast amount of data that flows through a business back into the hands of the senior management team.

Neil Stephenson, chief executive of Onyx Group, said: “This event will provide South Yorkshire businesses with a unique opportunity to discuss the impact of ‘Big Data’ and to view the modern infrastructure we have available at our site in Rotherham.

“Most organisations have many years of historical data that is both strategically and tactically valuable. The wider question is how to manage that ‘Big Data’ for the long-term benefit of the business.

“We understand that many companies lack the internal capability to manage big data themselves, so this event will address the issues many businesses are concerned about. Our session in Rotherham will present the benefits of real-time business intelligence and explore the bigger picture around big data infrastructure, now and for the future.

“Delegates will hear and get practical advice with a modern approach to big data that illustrates how organisations can furnish themselves with the power to exploit the vast amounts of information that flows through their business, without the need for in-house business intelligence experts or expensive systems.”

Onyx Group, which employs more than 120 staff across the country and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, provides Yorkshire businesses with access to a 250-seat workplace recovery centre and a 320 rack state-of-the-art Data Centre.

From its site in Rotherham Onyx delivers Cloud hosting and backup, colocation, IT support and security.

PointSolutions is an accredited Microsoft SharePoint specialist, providing integrated collaboration and business process applications, such as human resources, training, health and safety and intranets.

Based at Manvers, near Rotherham, PointSolutions is one of two providers globally of a full SharePoint human resources solution and are the exclusive provider of SharePoint CRM in the UK.

Mark Walsh, managing director of PointSolutions, added: “We are pleased to join forces with Onyx Group for this event. At PointSolutions our senior management team has 25-years’ experience in designing, delivering and supporting software solutions for businesses.

“We are therefore well placed to showcase and demonstrate the benefits of SharePoint to businesses leaders from many sectors who don’t need to be IT experts to understand its use. The software solution is ideally suited for infrastructure planning and creating the right platform for them to analyse the performance of their business easily and quickly.

“SharePoint can empower business owners to access the information they want, when they need it, without the reliance on additional resources to provide the day-to-day analytics.”

To book a place at the free event or for more information about Onyx Group visit http://onyx.net/news/view/55/big-data-event-opportunities-for-business